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Outdoor GPS Shop – The Experts View on this Unit

The Garmin eTrex 35t is a great compact multi activity touch screen GPS unit.

This GPS comes with a bike mount and is very much a multi activity unit. So, if you walk, Geocache, cycle (both on road and off road) it is an ideal GPS unit.

It comes with a built-in electronic compass. This gives you far greater accuracy at small movements, making it into a great GPS unit without it costing a fortune.

The Touch 35t has an altimeter that works from the air pressure (giving you improved accuracy).

The other addition this unit has over the Garmin eTrex Touch 25t is that the Garmin eTrex Touch 35t has Bluetooth built in. Therefore, you can pair it with your phone to do live tracking and you can also share routes wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS devices.

The TopoActive mapping this GPS comes with as standard makes it ideal for those visiting Europe as well as walking/ cycling/ geocaching in the UK.

If you can afford the addition of some Ordnance Survey maps, it makes for a great GPS for walking in the UK as this will show you the rights of way.

A great compact multi-activity GPS unit.

Garmin family navigator that’s easy and fun to use, with touchscreen, altimeter and preloaded TopoActive Europe maps

eTrex Touch 35 is the new family navigator for outdoor activities and alpine adventures, ideal for everyone that likes to dip their toes into the great outdoors – from casual cyclists and hikers to geocaching newbies and hillwalkers.

eTrex has been the world’s most popular and successful recreational GPS series for the past 15 years. eTrex Touch 35 is its newest member, that is now easier and more convenient to use than ever. With additional altimeter, it also supports alpine activities like mountaineering and mountain biking. It comes with preinstalled TopoActive Europe maps and optimised Activity Profiles for various recreational activities, not forgetting 250,000 geocaches for endless fun outdoors. With smart notifications straight to your device from your smartphone1, you can stay connected when you’re on the go. To make it even easier to get going, a cycling mount is included in the box. Get out there and have fun with the family! eTrex will guide you every step of the way.

  • Optimised for multiple activities – just select and go!
  • Preloaded with Garmin TopoActive Europe maps
  • Cycling mount included
  • Bright 2.6’’ colour capacitive touchscreen
  • Barometric altimeter and 3-axis tilt-compensated compass
  • Download recreational tracks and routes to follow
  • Paperless geocaching with 250k preloaded caches
  • ANT+ sensor support and Smartphone Notifications

Find your way the easy way

eTrex Touch works like an in-car sat nav, but with maps and features specifically designed for navigation during recreational activities like cycling and hiking. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or you just want to record your activities to share later on, eTrex Touch gives you the freedom to explore with confidence. You can even find and download activities others have completed on Garmin Connect and Garmin Adventures, or share your own with the community.

With an easy to use touchscreen, the kids will be able to have a go too. Just touch and go, as the moment takes you! The Activity Profiles give you immediate access to customised profiles like hiking, cycling and geocaching, so you’re all set up for your chosen activity, with everything you need at your fingertips. You can focus on enjoying the great outdoors, and having a great time with your family – knowing you’re in safe hands.

All ready and set to ride

eTrex Touch holds no one back, it’s everything you need to get out there and experience the outdoors at every opportunity. Not only is it designed to enhance whatever activity you fancy that day but it comes fully prepared for you to take it straight out the box and get going.

With a cycling mount included, the eTrex Touch is particularly appealing to recreational cyclists, who can easily fix the device to their handlebars.

The device comes preloaded with Garmin TopoActive Europe maps for 46 countries – just switch the device on, connect to GPS and start navigation. And the maps can be updated at no additional cost. With a large 8 GB internal memory and a microSD slot, there’s plenty of room for additional mapping, whether you’d like to enhance it with advanced topo maps or marine maps.

Dive into geocaching

Experience the great outdoor GPS treasure hunt called geocaching. With the eTrex Touch, geocaching is convenient for everyone, with paperless geocache directions, ratings and recent logs saved directly on the device – no need to print anything.

eTrex Touch 35 comes with an electronic compass that shows you the direction to your destination even while you’re stood still – which helps a lot during short breaks on geocaching adventures.

For beginners, eTrex Touch holds 250,000 great geocaches suitable for those new to geocaching – to help you get used to the whole concept. All geocaches are from, the world’s largest geocaching platform.

Adventures unearthed and shared

Don’t have a specific destination or route in mind? Search for recommended adventures on Garmin Connect or Garmin Adventures, and see routes and geocaches that others have completed. Then download them to eTrex Touch ready for your next adventure. Or create and customise a completely new route to download to your device.

Want to save and re-live a recent adventure? eTrex Touch records where you’ve been so you can upload your routes to Garmin Connect or Garmin Adventures and relive them whenever you want. Garmin Connect and Garmin Adventures are free and allow you to share your recreational adventures with friends and family.

Rock solid eTrex quality

eTrex Touch is the latest product from the famous eTrex GPS handheld series. These products have been successfully deployed all over the earth, from the freezing poles to the heat of African deserts and the humid South American jungles. eTrex has mastered all terrains and the eTrex Touch offers that same toughness and endurance.

eTrex Touch supports GPS and GLONASS, giving you the power of two satellite systems, for faster fix and better accuracy in challenging environments. Let eTrex do all the hard work for you – just check your actual position and follow the guidance. eTrex 35 also adds a barometric altimeter to the mix, for safer navigation in alpine environments and accurate elevation data.

The device is fully ruggedised, IPX7 water-rated and has a scratch-resistant screen. The long 16 hour battery life and field-replaceable standard AA batteries guarantee flexibility when you’re on the go.

eTrex Touch also provides all of the classic eTrex features like hunting and fishing information, sport watch, sun and moon calendar, sunrise and sunset data and much more.

Compact and versatile companion

The handy device fits easily into a pocket or on a handlebar. It’s also designed to be a size that allows kids to easily handle it too. Using the spine mount mounting system, eTrex Touch can be mounted pretty much anywhere with specialised mounts for boats, cars, backpacks etc.

Stay connected

eTrex Touch 35 lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly, through unit-to-unit sharing with compatible Garmin devices. With the smart notification feature, you’ll never miss a text, email or notification from your compatible smartphone*, unless you want to. You can also use your eTrex Touch 35 as a remote control for our VIRB® XE, VIRB X and VIRB Elite action cameras.

eTrex Touch 35 also supports Live Track which allows your friends and family to follow your activities in real time. Invite followers, via email or social media, to track your activity and location on Garmin Connect.

Additional information


Blue / Grey




with Western Europe Garmin TopoActive maps, with TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k


PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 5.8 x 10.2 x 3.3 cm
TOUCHSCREEN green tick
DISPLAY SIZE 3.6 x 5.5 cm
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 160 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE 2.6″ 65K colour TFT
WEIGHT 159 g with batteries
BATTERY 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
BATTERY LIFE Up to 16 hours

Maps & memory

PRELOADED MAPS Yes – Garmin TopoActive map of Europe
BASEMAP green tick
STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY microSD™ card (not included)
TRACK LOG 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks


COMPASS green tick

Outdoor recreation features

AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

Garmin Connect™




Smart Notifications: Yes

Live Tracking: Yes (with Garmin Connect™ Mobile)


1. Does this unit come with batteries?

No, but it just requires x2 AA batteries. We would recommend some good quality rechargeable batteries, as it will use a set every day.

2. What is the difference between the eTrex Touch 25t and eTrex Touch 35t?

The Touch 25t does not have a barometric altimeter, ANT+ sensor support or Smartphone Notifications.

3.What are each of the map options available with this unit?

– Garmin TOPO ACTIVE Maps

Garmin TOPO ACTIVE mapping is a proper digital map, as you zoom in you get more information and as you zoom out you get less. BUT it is not an Ordnance Survey map, therefore it does not differentiate between Bridleways and Footpaths, it just marks them as paths.

It covers 47 European countries, compiled using the community generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database.

– With TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k

This is full GB at 1:50k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the Outdoor GPS Shop we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

Only From Us

  • Unit set up by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
  • Receive the Outdoor GPS Shop quick start guide, unit specific. Written in-house for you by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team. 



This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next working day delivery (before 13.00). 

Any order placed online before 11.30 am will be despatched the same working day.

In the box

  • eTrex Touch 35
  • Handlebar mount
  • USB cable
  • Documentation

3 reviews for Garmin eTrex Touch 35t

  1. 5 out of 5

    Scott Thompson

    Bought this small sized GPS as an alternative to my mobile phone. I use rechargeable batteries in this unit while my cellphone battery tends to peter out quickly with GPS turned on. The screen on the Garmin is not as great as a my mobile phone indoors, but it looks great when you are outside. Pleased I bought it and think it’s great value for money.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Steve of Hampshire, (verified owner)

    It arrived on Saturday, the day after postage. I note the pre-sales check documentation, showing care and attention to detail. For that and all the other attention you have given me, my thanks. I have thoroughly enjoyed dealing with you and your company and, without hesistation, will recommend anyone seeking a GPS to use you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alan B. (verified owner)

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